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I have had all 5 of the family 3 kids & wife & I in it (including cooler, camera gear & extra canoe chair) in fair sized waves (1-1&1/2foot white caps) and it stays dry and tracks well and we are all comfortable. 2 of the kids share the centre seat and that way they can both paddle. I have also done a 4 day solo trip (with the dog)and even though the dog kept jumping out of the canoe she never once was threatening to capsize it! This is a great family & tripping boat and a fair solo paddle although the Winisk would have been better for solo. The weight makes it easy for me to handle on portages & pull overs & lining. After renting heavy "lunkers" I really love this boat. The only downside is the glass layup is fragile in rivers & rock gardens, You can get it in royalex if you want.